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If credit is any indication of how the economy is doing, then the Philippine economy must be faring out well. Approximately 7.7% of Filipinos – or about 7.4 million – own credit cards, and one of the major providers of the so called plastic money in the Philippines is HSBC.

HSBC is one of the world’s highly respected brands when it comes to banking and financial services. This data is based on Global Banking 500, a review of the top financial services brands in the world.

“We welcome the Brand Finance Report’s Findings that HSBC is the only AAA+ ranked brand in financial services and is the most valuable financial services brand in the world. In these difficult times, values are more important than ever to customers and they want a bank that they can trust. At HSBC, we believe that by recognizing and understanding our customers’ values and priorities in life, we can better serve them,” says HSBC Philippines’ Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, Christopher Rourke.

Different HSBC cards for different needs

HSBC currently offers four general types of credit cards and each one offers perks and advantages for varying requirements of different users.

For instance, specialty cards like the Red MasterCard is specially tailored for women who love to shop and dine in exclusive establishments in the country and around the world. Meanwhile, the Mabuhay Miles Visa and the HSBC Mabuhay Miles Platinum Visa offer perks and rewards to travelers who like to fly with Philippine Airlines.

While each type of card offers its own set of special perks, all of them share the same general benefits that HSBC offers to all its cardholders:

  • Global acceptance. HSBC is a respected MasterCard issuer, and because it is recognized globally, you are provided with 24/7 customer support anywhere you are. You can also use your card in virtually any establishment abroad.
  • Low interest rates. HSBC credit cards have competitive interest rates and other perks like merchandise and travel rewards, attainable cash back, and value-added benefits.
  • Easy online banking. HSBC has one of the strongest online backbones in the country, so it’s safe and easy to do online banking and online transactions via the HSBC official website. There’s absolutely no need to visit an actual HSBC bank to pay your bills or check your available credit limit. Simply register online so you can have immediate access to information that matters to you, along with other helpful services and features. Once you are a member, you can view your available credit and outstanding balance, your recent transactions, and account activity. You can even request for additional credit cards or indicate additional authorized users (extensions) for your credit card.



Featured Credit Cards:

BDO TITANIUM MASTERCARD


FEATURES:

  • Avail of an Annual Membership fee that is absolutely FREE for the first year! Spend Php300000 per year and you get it FREE FOR A LIFETIME!
  • Enjoy a flexible credit limit where you can access anywhere you may be and use it on your own terms!
  • Purchase anything you want, anywhere you are and avail of the Dual Currency Feature!
  • Get Cash Advance Service of up to 50% of your credit limit during emergencies!
  • Enjoy worldwide recognition and acceptance with your BDO Titanium MasterCard on over 20 million territories and locations wherever MasterCard is accepted!
  • Relish on affordable Installment Plans that are exclusive only for BDO MasterCard Titanium cardholders!
  • Share your purchasing power for up to six times!
  • Travel anywhere you want and be at ease with the BDO Titanium MasterCard as it gives you Php20000000
  • Get 24/7 Concierge Service anywhere you are!

METROBANK CLASSIC CREDIT CARD


FEATURES:

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<li>Have only 3.5% finance charge on your account with Mertobank Classic and Gold Credit Card.</li>
<li>Knowing your balance is just one beep away. Get wind of your balance by just TEXTING anytime, anywhere.</li>
<li>No collection of annual fee for the first year.</li>
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BDO MASTERCARD SHOP MORE


FEATURES:

  • Pay just Php900 for the initial year!
  • Avail of a cash advance fee of 5% or Php300 whichever is higher
  • Have a finance charge of 3.50%
  • Avail of up to 30% Cash Advance of your credit limit!
  • Get rewards points each time you purchase items at SM by the Peso Payback Rewards Program
  • Get up to 5 supplementary cards on your first year!
  • Relish on exciting freebies and discounts through SM Exclusive programs and BDO Delights!
  • Avail of the ongoing installment promos for as low as 0% interest in different electronics ad appliance stores, furniture shops, health and beauty services, restaurants, jewelry shops, travel packages and more.

BDO Shop More MasterCard has wide recognition and acceptance on major establishments throughout the Philippines and plus 20 million locations in 275 territories and countries wherever MasterCard is accepted.

RCBC Bankard VISA


FEATURES:

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<li><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</strong>Worldwide recognition</li>
<li>Peso Payment Convenience</li>
<li>Round the clock customer service</li>
<li>Gain unlimited rewards with transactions done with RCBC Bankard Visa</li>
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KEEPING AWAY FROM CREDIT CARD PROBLEMS

Once used properly and efficiently, credit cards are handy and suitable devices for just about anyone who is of age. It can even assist you with upcoming activities like buying a house, getting another degree and sometimes going for a leisure trip somewhere abroad with family and friends. Before you allow your teenager or yourself to get a credit card, know some of its advantages and understand some of its procedures.

A credit card can allow you to bUy products or services which you need right now but can’t afford to pay all of it at once. Sometimes it’s often the single way to pay for hotel accommodations, car rental fees or airline tickets.

Credit cards also allow it holders to purchase items over the phone or sometimes in the internet. You can shop and pay your monthly bills in the convenience of your very home! Some credit card companies offer virtual banking that lets you shop and transact business online.

It is also safer to carry a credit card than to carry cash around wherever you go. For the most part, credit cards are very useful in instant emergencies like accidents, car breakdowns or calamities.

You could actually even give anything you purchase protection, avail of travel insurances, free miles and even cash back bonuses if you charge your transactions with your credit card.

One fact is for sure; having a credit card is convenient at times but also remember that a credit card tempts you to spend money you don’t have. Always have the sense to follow up on your credit card to avoid overspending which can give you a big headache in the future. Use your credit cards in ways that you benefit from them, not them benefiting from you!

Understand what you’re getting into before you start building up credit card balances. Once used wisely, they are an absolute help in budgeting. But if not, they will turn up to be your greatest nightmare.